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Senior quarterback transfer Dayne Crist
Although the previous slides aren't necessarily in any order (though I made an attempt at listing them by increasing significance to the program), choosing which to show last was easy.
Quarterback has undergone more transition than any other individual position on the football team. No position has received more attention or is now under more pressure to succeed.
We finished last season with Jordan Webb, Quinn Mecham, Michael Cummings, Blake Jablonski and two quarterback-turned-wide-receivers.
That's one starter with little potential, a senior backup, an unproven dual-threat, a walk-on and two wide receivers.
This season will feature Dayne Crist, Turner Baty, Jake Heaps, Michael Cummings, Blake Jablonski and two quarterback-turned-wide receivers. That's one talented (albeit oft-injured) senior starter, a sophomore backup with junior college experience, a potential starter for 2013 and 2014, an unproven dual-threat with no pressure to compete, a walk-on and two wide receivers. Oh, and Kansas has signed a highly touted quarterback from the class of 2013.
Even if the position shows little mechanical or statistical improvement in the 2012 season (i.e., Crist flames out or has another knee blow out), it's still been the source of a complete overhaul this offseason.
Both Weis and the media love quarterbacks, and Kansas sorely needed new ones. The collision has created a delectable smorgasbord of signal-caller excitement on campus.